“Paradoxical as it may seem, men and women who are free to pursue individualism and material wealth turn out to be the most compassionate of all.”— Lawrence Lindsey, Financial Times, (via philosophicalconservatism)
Whenever people talk about the virtues of capitalism, I point at US college loan debt and laugh. Thank God for Scottish Socialism. Free university education should be a right, not a privilege. America is such a barbaric country.
Yea federal loans and funding of schools are totally free market capitalism. Message me in 30 years and lemme know how that’s working out for you scots. Good luck surviving without England.
Why do people assume that corporations acting in a context where government has been significantly neutered, and limited in the effect that it has upon society is a worse scenario than one where government is highly empowered and free to collude with corporations for even greater power?
Fast Food Workers Should not and will not get a raise. It is pure ignorance to fight for a $15 minimum wage as all it does is contribute to inflation. I am an IT guy right now and make less than $15 an hour why should a burger flipper get more than a COLLEGE…
The leaked incident report reveals that U.S. Border Patrol agents discovered the banner in the early hours of September 12, 2014, indicating that the banner had been draped over the border wall late in the night on September 11th.
Dramatized audio Bibles tend to be really cringe-worthy. Just spend that budget hiring one or two really good VAs to read the whole thing normally, instead of hiring twenty people who all sound like they’re constipated, please.
Hi! I'm trying to get to grips with apocopated adjectives but I'm not really understanding the meaning of the word changing like with "Grande" changing to "Gran", does this happen with any other adjectives?
grande means “big”
gran means “great”
Sometimes it’s a case of quality versus size
Es una gran mujer. - She’s a great/wonderful woman.
Es una mujer grande. - She’s a large woman
Generally, gran is more about quality or reputation than physical size; la gran ciudad means “the great city” and la ciudad grande means “the large city”.
So while grande would go behind a noun, gran goes in front of the noun.
If you ever refer to the gun community as racist white men you are contributing to the erasure of literally every other demographic within the community and perpetuating the myth that the only time a black man is carrying a gun is when he’s involved in criminal activity.
Your ignorance of other genders, orientations, and ethnicities in the community is literally placing these people at risk when your gun paranoia causes the disarming of women, POC, and all other minorities at risk of being targets for hate crimes, and when it inevitably combines with the institutionalized racism of the police force who involve themselves because of this culture of fear surrounding a tool of self defense owned by millions of people in the United States alone.
Know what I think is weird? When a bench or something has a really prominent sign saying who it’s a gift from.
In Judaism, if you demand public recognition like that in exchange for charitable giving, all of the rewards for that gift come in this world and not in the world to come. If you give charitably without expecting to be rewarded, rewards will come to you in this world and the next because people who give because they are good people and not simply because they want to be famous attract good energy into their lives without seeking it.
Yeah, that’s what I think bothers me about it deep down. That it’s like “HEY, WE DONATED THIS, LET’S RUB IT IN YOUR FACE!”
“People cannot think unless they are free to think. Government rules and regulations literally prevent thought and prevent experimentation. A free market is a massive experiment in competing ideas, the most productive of which win out. Most of the experiments fail, but even failed experiments lead to better understanding. When the intellectual elitists stop the experiments because they are smarter than the rest of us and know what is in the “public good,” the learning stops – witness the Soviet Union. By now, the elitists should know better. Often, they use the public good as an excuse for their own lust for power. Those of us who have had to face government bureaucrats often see the lust for power as the true motivation and the “public good” as the bureaucrat’s rationalization.”—John Allison, The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure (via laliberty)